Enugu, 08 May, 2021 / 3:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu in Nigeria has announced a week of prayer of atonement and reparation following a desecration incident by people reportedly linked to a member of the Clergy of the Nigerian Diocese.
In a statement shared with ACI Africa on Thursday, May 6, Bishop Callistus Onaga makes reference to the May 5 incident in which followers of Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry stormed the Diocesan premises and vandalized various facilities.
“On 5th May, the followers of Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria violently broke into the Diocesan Cathedral Church and desecrated the Holy Altar of sacrifice,” Bishop Onaga says in the May 6 statement.
The Nigerian Bishop adds in reference to the followers of Fr. Mbaka, “Over and above this, they brutally vandalized the Diocesan Bishop’s residence, the Cathedral parish house and the secretariat building complex.”
In the communique addressed to the leadership of Parishes, Chaplains and Religious houses in Catholic Diocese, the Bishop describes the May 5 incident as a “heinous act” against the sanctity of the Church and calls on the people of God in the Diocese to repent.